Caravana Migrante Viacrucis

viacrusisAt the end of April, a caravan of over a thousand predominantly Honduran migrants in need of international protection (and with a list of human rights concerns) arrived in Mexico City. Casa volunteers mobilized to lend a hand at the migrant shelter CAFEMIN which received them, helping to prepare and serve food and distribute clothing donations.

In the end, only the women and children stayed the night at CAFEMIN. Then the caravan moved northward, with the hope of reaching the U.S. border. The experience provided important reflection about and exposure to the population of Central American migrants in Mexico. The lack of human rights protections for this population has generated many concerns among the network of migrant rights organizations, as there are many needs-humanitarian, legal, etc. that are not being met.